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Simple script to scrape polling data from RealClearPolitics and output as .csv

Project description

Simple script to scrape polling data from RealClearPolitics and output as .csv.


pip install realclearpolitics


usage: rcp [-h] [--output [OUTPUT]] url [url ...]

positional arguments:
  url                The url of the polling data.

optional arguments:
  -h, --help         show this help message and exit
  --output [OUTPUT]  The output file name.


Get the US general election results.

rcp --output general.csv

Download multiple polls.

rcp \
> \

API Usage

Search for Fox News poll numbers for Trump:

from rcp import get_polls, get_poll_data
from pprint import pprint

polls = get_polls(q="Trump", p="Fox")

for poll in polls:
    td = get_poll_data(poll['url'])

The will return a dictionary structured like this:

        'data': [{'Biden (D)': '49.6',
                'Date': '3/27 - 7/9',
                'MoE': '--',
                'Poll': 'RCP Average',
                'Sample': '--',
                'Spread': 'Biden +8.5',
                'Trump (R)': '41.1'},
    'poll': ''


Write a poll to CSV:

from rcp import get_polls, get_poll_data, to_csv

polls = get_polls(q="Biden")[0]
data = get_poll_data(polls['url'])
to_csv('output.csv', data)

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